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Warm Cranberry Dip

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Warm Cranberry Dip is ideal for impromptu entertaining or a pot luck and is naturally gluten free. It is a surprisingly delicious combination that makes people comment and ask for the recipe. So share it with family and friends and make it your go to dip for the winter.

The base is cream cheese and Miracle Whip that turns slightly pink with the addition of canned whole cranberry sauce. Toasted, slivered almonds add a nice crunch, feta boosts the cheesiness and green onions are a perfect savoury complement. Serve with gluten free crackers or a variety of nicely cut fresh vegetables.

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Organize For Success – Warm Cranberry Dip

Every party has plenty of dips served with crackers, nachos and vegetables. But dips attract gluten containing crackers and are something to stay away from at a party. So take your own platter of veggies and dip, label it gluten free and put it away from the main table.

Another strategy is to make a few individual portions. Fill small ramekin dishes and cover them with foil. Whether you bake them with the larger shared dish or separately you will have an uncontaminated serving to enjoy.  The big tray can go on the table for the crowd and there is no need to worry or monitor who dips wheat crackers in what.

Seasonal Strategy – Cranberry Sauce

I’m not sure if it is the season or the can of cranberry sauce that makes me think of this recipe. It is on my mental list of easy dips to share from October right into the new year. By the end of January, when the last can of cranberry sauce is gone, I won’t really think about cranberry recipes until fall. This strategy keeps me looking forward to the same old recipes year after year.

Let me know in the comments below if you like it or if someone asked you for the recipe.

More Cranberry Recipes

This Cranberry Orange Chicken is super easy and uses canned cranberry sauce.

A plate of Cranberry Orange Chicken with broccoli on the side.
Cranberry Orange Chicken -photo credit Jim LIttle

These recipes use fresh or frozen cranberries and are some of my go-to recipes for cranberry season.


1 cup Miracle Whip
250 g cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup feta cheese
1/2 cup whole berry cranberry sauce
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1/2 cup sliced green onions


Beat Miracle Whip and cream cheese together in an electric mixer until smooth.
Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Transfer to an oven proof serving dish.
Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 15 minutes. Serve warm with gluten free crackers and sliced raw vegetables.


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